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Uncharted Territory: Planning Our Jewish Chinese Wedding

Uncharted territory: planning a Jewish Chinese wedding

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After 25 Years of No, Now I Say Yes

After 25 years of no, now I say yes

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Be Part of Our Jewish Clergy Referral List

What is the Jewish Clergy Referral Service?  We are the premiere clergy referral service serving interfaith couples and families. Over 20,000 matches made. That’s a lot!  If you are a rabbi or cantor who officiates lifecycle events for interfaith couples and families, get listed with our Jewish Clergy Referral Service.  How does it work? We […]


InterfaithFamily Rabbi Survey Results

Thank you for your interest in our full rabbi officiation survey results. We are thrilled to provide them for you here. If you have any questions or need clarification, please feel free to contact us and we will answer your questions. If you are from the press and need interview subjects or more information, please contact us […]


Resource Center for Jewish Clergy

Resource page for Jewish clergy


Finding Your Officiant

One of the first decisions a couple has to make in planning for their wedding ceremony is who will officiate.  When planning a Jewish wedding incorporating multiple faith backgrounds, you have a number of options as to who can be your officiant. You may choose to have solely Jewish clergy (a rabbi or cantor—for the […]


Objective Social Science?

This post originally appeared on and is reprinted with permission. Michelle Shain, a researcher at the Cohen Center at Brandeis, has written a very damaging article about the Cohen Center’s game-changing study, Under the Chuppah: Rabbinic Officiation and Intermarriage, about which I’ve said, “The many rabbis who don’t officiate at weddings of interfaith couples because they think […]


The Conservative Officiation Debate Continues

This post originally appeared on and is reprinted with permission. The media buzz about Conservative rabbis and officiation at weddings of interfaith couples has slowed, but there has been important commentary in the past three weeks. The rabbis of the Jewish Emergent Network – certainly among the most progressive younger rabbis in the country – expressed solidarity with Rabbi Amichai […]